At the Ackroyd Dental Center, our team is dedicated to providing the finest dental services, in as comfortable manner as possible.
Taz Ahamed has been part of Ackroyd Dental since its planning stages. Taz became Dr. Hunter’s assistant when they both worked at Richmond Center Dental Clinic and came with her to open the Ackroyd Dental Center in July 1987. She is now working at UBC but is still part of our family and you may still see her from time to time helping us out.
Taz took her training to become a Certified Dental Assistant from Vancouver Community College and graduated in 1985. She took additional training and received her orthodontic module at UBC in 1988. She continues to keep current with new technology and techniques through study clubs with Dr. Hunter and continuing education courses.
She enjoys running and volunteer work.
Joni joined the Ackroyd Dental Center in 1993, upon returning to dentistry from the birth of her first child. She has been the “one to go to” ever since. If you have questions regarding dental insurance, treatment or appointments, she is our expert.
Joni started in dentistry as an assistant and then moved into reception where her skills have been developed through experience and many management courses. Occasionally you may see Joni assisting when she is called in as our back–up assistant.
Joni enjoys keeping active. As well as being an avid runner she leads a Sun Run Clinic and has been active coaching her son’s track and field team at school and her daughter’s basketball team. Joni has completed many half marathons and even a sprint triathlon.
Jenny is a CDA graduate from Douglas College. After a successful internship with Ackroyd Dental in 2010 she was hired to join the team. Before Jenny attended university in Florida and Georgia on a softball scholarship where Jenny earned a Bachelors of Science.
Over the years Jenny has gained important clinical and practical experience and has a keen appreciation of the value for this profession.
Jenny still enjoys playing many sports in her free time and hopes to be a proud mother of a puppy in the near future!
Reena joined our team in 2009 and has been a most welcome addition. Her professional commitment to her career in dental hygiene is a benefit to all her patients.
Reena is a Burnaby native who graduated from Burnaby Central High. Her interest in a dental career led her to take the certified dental assisting program through MTI College. She continued her education by enrolling in Dental Hygiene at Oxford College in Ontario.
Reena’s bright personality her helpful attitude and her gentle nature make her a pleasure to know and to work with. She enjoys yoga, music and is a bit of a movie buff. Ask her about her favorite hockey team (The Canucks of course)!
Jaclyn joined our team in 2012 and has worked part-time in this wonderful practice providing the best possible hygiene services.
Jaclyn studied dental hygiene at the University of British Columbia where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Sciences. Her many years of going to the dentist and orthodontist inspired her to pursue a career in the dental industry.
Jaclyn enjoys playing sports during her free time. She is part of an ultimate frisbee, volleyball, soccer, and dodgeball team. She also enjoys trying new restaurants in the lower mainland.
Elsie joined the team in September 2015 as a part time receptionist. Elsie has been working at UBC Faculty of Dentistry reception for over 5 years and she is proud to be part of the team. She always enjoyed working with patients to make their dental visits a positive experience.
She will try to answer most administrative questions patients may have regarding their dental insurance. Patients are also welcome to communicate with her in both Cantonese and Mandarin. When she is not busy she enjoys spending time playing piano and watching movies.